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Astrid Kruse Jensen  

Born 1975, Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen Denmark.
 
 
EDUCATION
1998-2000 The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000-2002 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
 
 
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2008  Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2006  Nordic Artist Centre, Dale, Norway
2003  St.Petersburg, Russia, Punkt, NIFCA
2003  Hafnarfjördur, Iceland, Nordic Air, NIFCA
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Memories and Hidden Places, Hafnarborg – Centre of Culture and
         Fine Art,Iceland
2016 Reflections, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Fragments of Remembrance, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
2014 Within the Landscape, Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde, Denmark
         Within the Landscape, Sven-Harrys Kunstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Astrid Kruse Jensen, La Ville Culture, Ganshoren, Belgium
         Astrid Kruse Jensen, La Venerie, Bruxelles, Belgium
         Astrid Kruse Jensen, De Bourglinster, Luxembourg
2012 
Disappearing into the past, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         Disappearing into the past, Fotoforum, Stadtmuseum
         Schleswig, Germany
         Disappearing into the past, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
         Disappearing into the past, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2011 On the other side of twilight, dual show with Elle Kooi, Stedelijk
         Museum, Hertogenbosh, Holland
         Enchanted Spaces, Ruchika’s Art Gallery, Goa, India
         Parallel Realities, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
         Disappearing into the past, Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark
2010 Between the Real and the Imaginary, Maison du Danemark, Paris,
         France
         The Construction of Memories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         Enchanted Spaces, Ganges Art gallery, Kolkata, India
         Between the Real and the Imaginary, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin,
         Germany
2009 Between the Real and the Imaginary, Artotheque de Caen, Caen,
         France
         Hidden Places / Enchanted Spaces, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, India
2008 Between the Real and the Imaginary, Vestsjællands Art Museum, Sorø,
         Denmark
         Indefinite Spaces, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
2007 Selected Works, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
2006 Hypernatural, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland
         Hypernatural, Galleri Hornbaek, Hornbaek, Denmark
         Parallel Landscapes, La Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
         Power of Place, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
         Hypernatural, Kaunas Photo Days, Kaunas, Lithuania
         Parallel Landscapes, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Allusions of Home, Women’s Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
         Hypernatural, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2004 Imaginary Realities, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester,
         United Kingdom
         Imaginary Realities, Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Moon and a Smile, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
        Human Nature, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark       
        10 years old, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy
2016 Udkast Til En Ny Verden - Nyerhvervelser, Sorø Kunstmusem, Sorø,
         Denmark
        Atlelieret som Arbejdsplads, Kunstmuseum Brundlund Slot,
         Museum Sønderjylland, Denmark
 
        Emoty Rooms - The Beauty of Emptyness, Museum Kunst der
         Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany
 
2015 Ikke til Salg, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark 
         Photography from Northern Western Europe, Fondazione Fotografia
         Modena, Modena, Italy
         Naturmøder, J.F. Willumsens Museum, Denmark 
         Summer in the City no.10, Martin asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         PHOTOGRAPHY, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Nolde, Eckersberg og Clausen - alt du skal vide om sønderjyst kunst,
         Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark
        100 år med Grønningen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning &
         Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  
2014 Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery,
         Copenhagen, Denmark
          Et Brask Spark   Et Brask Spark - Selected works from Brask Collection,
          Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle, Denmark
    
        Visages, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
          Drømme, KUNSTEN Museum of Moderns Art Aalborg
        Just Add Water, CCA, Mallorca, Spain  
        Viewfinders - Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography, Riga, Latvia   
        Contemporary Art from Denmark, The European Central Bank, Frankfurt,
         Germany
2013 Couleurs danoises - interpretations de la lumiere par deux artistes
         danoise, contemporains et feminins,
         Den Danske Ambassade, det danske kulturinstitut, Luxembourg,
         Bruxelles, Belgien 
         Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         State of the Art, Slottet, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         Espace Delvaux, Cultural Centrum of Watermal-Boisfort, Brussels,
         Belgium
         Directors Choice 7-9-13, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
         SUBLIMATE SUBLIME SUBLIMINA at Underdog Gallery and at
         Lloyd Club, London, United Kingdom
         View on a country : Denmark at La Villa Centre culturel de Ganshoren,
         Ganshoren, Belgium
         VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 
         Zeigen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Sublimate Sublime Sublimina, Underdog Gallery and Lloyd Club,
         London,United Kingdom
         Sådan set, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
         A Journey Through A Nordic Fairytale, Guided by Invoices, New York,
         USA
         Grønningen, Docken, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Backslash presents, Backslash Gallery, Paris
         Places / Steder, HEART, Herning, DK
         Body of Memori – a tribute to Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Mikael
         Andersen, Denmark
         Dolls House, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DK
         Places / Steder, Rosphoto, Skt. Peterburg, Russia
         New Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK
         Places / Steder, Sophienhom, Lyngby, DK
2010 Fokus, Janusbygningen, Tistrup, DK
         Grænselandsudstillingen, Aabenraa, DK
         Grønningen, Docken, Copenhagen, DK
         Places / Steder, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK
2009 The christmas photo album, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Russia
         Altid som aldrig før, Skagens Museum, Skagen, DK
         Nytt nordisk fotografi, Skånes Kunstforening, Malmö, Sweden
         Das Unheimliche, Modulorhaus, Berlin, Germany
         Human.Nature.Machine, WAS, Copenhagen, DK
         The buzz of urban surroundings, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DK
         Danish Art, Museum der stadt Bad Berleburg, Bad Berleburg, Germany
         Photography is Dead, Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, UK  
         Bova Images festival, Bova, Italy
         The Party, Beaver Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
         Søen, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, DK
         Højen, Oddsherreds Kunstmuseum, Asnæs, DK
         Real / Fiction, Nick Clifford Contemporary, Daugaard, DK
         Kontrapunkt, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK
2008 Real.ly?, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
         Solidaritetsudstillingen, Galleri Signe vad, Copenhagen, DK
         Grænselands Exhibition, Aabenraa, DK
         Parallel Landscapes, Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland
         Evergreens, Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, DK
         Guest at Grønningen, Bornholm Art Museum, DK
         Disturbance, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
         Grænseland, Sydslesvigs danske Kunstforening, Flenburg, Germany
         Inside Out, Galerie Mikael Andersen, , Germany
2007 Aspects of Danish Photography, Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
         New Adventures, dARTex, The Danish Cultural Institute, Beijing, China
         New Adventures, Shangcheng Gallery, Shanghai, China
         Group Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
         The Year’s Best Photography Books, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain
         New Adventures, Lai Shaoqi Gallery, Hefei, China
         New Adventures. Modern Art Gallery, Chongqing, China
         New Adventures, Yang Guang Gallery, Fuzhou, China
         Kunstforeningen Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
         One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense,
         Denmark
         New Adventures, Forte Gallery, Chongqing, China
         Achtung! Kunst!, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         New Adventures, Jin Yi Xuan Gallery, Shenzhen, China
         Salon 1, Lauritz Kunsthal. Copenhagen, Denmark
         This way 07, Museet for Fotokunst, Branst Klædefabrik, Odense,
         Denmark
         Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2007, Lianzhou, China
2006 Representing Denmark at Paris Photo 2006, Central Exhibition,
         Paris, France
         Naturally, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark
         A day in Denmark, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Phantasm, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
         Palle Fogtdal Photography Prize, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         I skumringen, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Indefinite Spaces, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         New Adventures, Gallery Sejul, Seoul, Korea
         10th anniversary exhibition, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery,
         Manchester, United Kingdom
         The Gift, Beaver Project, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Young Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
         The Collection for Contemporary Art, AROS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
         Aarhus, Denmark
         Imaginary Realities, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
         Photographers:network, Thomas Kellner Art Galerie, Siegen, Germany
         Vital Signs, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA
         Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
         Light, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, England
         Singular Photographs, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Denmark
2004 Photography, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
         Kvinder stiller skarpt, Dannerhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 
         Outlook & Insight, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, 
         Denmark
         Don’t mention it, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
         Easter Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning,
         Aarhus, Denmark
         Spring exhibition, Selected Group Show, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen,
         Denmark
2003 Allusions of home, Faaborg Museum – Part of Odense Foto Triennale
         2003, Denmark
         Group Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester,
         United Kingdom
         Real Photography, Manege – Museum for Contemporary Art,
         St.Petersburg, Russia
         Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
         Opening of the institute, The Danish Cultural Institute,St.Petersburg,
         Russia
         The Artists Summer Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Janusbygningen,
         Tistrup, Denmark
         Easter exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus,
         Denmark
2002 The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002 exhibition,
         National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
         New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK
         Degree Show selection exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery,
         Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom
         Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
         Video show, Degree Show, Shown at the CCA in Glasgow, UK
         Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, UK
 
 
PICTURES REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA
AROS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Artotheque de Caen, Caen, France
The John Kobal Foundation, London, UK
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnerfjördur, Iceland
Manchester City Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Vestsjællands Art Museum, Sorø, Denmark
Statens Kunstfond, Denmark
Several private collections
ECB Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
 
 
NOMINATED
Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award 2005 & 2009, USA
Palle Fogtdal Photography Prize 2006, Denmark
KLM Paul Huf Award 2007, The Netherlands
Niels Wessel Bagges Art prize, 2008, Denmark
Nominated for Deutsche Börse Preis 2014

Member of Kunstnersamfundet www.akademiraadet.dk
Member of The Association for Visual Artists www.bkf.dk
Member of Grønningen and Grænselandsudstillingen